Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ask Linda #688a-ESC for tournament scores

Question, please Linda.

We are in the midst of our Club Championship, medal play, no handicap. At the end of the round several of the ladies that were posting included their equitable strokes on necessary holes and then posted the tournament with a T.

One of the Pros explained to the ladies that when you are posting T-scores that you must post the full score only. Many of us had never heard this before, as our usual practice is to post with equitable strokes at all times.

Thanks, hope you are well and golfing well.
Lulu from New Jersey

Dear Lulu,

All scores are subject to Equitable Stroke Control when they are posted. Please direct your pro to The USGA Handicap System, Section 4-3: “All scores for handicap purposes, including tournament scores, are subject to the application of Equitable Stroke Control (ESC).”

I am delighted to hear that the ladies are posting correctly. I am dismayed to learn that your pro is advising you incorrectly.

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